September 2007 PhotoContest Information

September 2007 PhotoContest Information

Monday, August 27th, 2007 2:27pm CDT

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Information on the latest SEIBERTRON.com PhotoContest has been posted. The contest will begin September 3rd (next Monday), when the Guest Judge and theme will be posted. In the meantime, feel free to check out the rules of the contest and suggest future themes by clicking here .

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Re: September 2007 PhotoContest Information (309193)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on August 27th, 2007 @ 3:20pm CDT
Since you allow generic, non-affiliated LEGOs you should also allow a few other generic, non-affiliated action figures. It is just that if I wanted to enhance my photo to add some realism, I may not want to add something cartoony like a LEGO figure.
Re: September 2007 PhotoContest Information (309195)
Posted by Neko on August 27th, 2007 @ 3:21pm CDT
Lapse Of Reason wrote:Since you allow generic, non-affiliated LEGOs you should also allow a few other generic, non-affiliated action figures.


...Like what? :???:
Re: September 2007 PhotoContest Information (309243)
Posted by Justicity on August 27th, 2007 @ 3:49pm CDT
Ok, I'm a bit confused about the procedures. I know how to enter etc, just that last paragraph confused me. (so sue me, I'm tired & Ill, I'm allowed to be dumb XD)
Could you use an example to explain it fully? Say the month begins on Monday the 1st, it's announced then, then we can enter on the... blah blah blah, just to spell it out for those less awake people.


Example of generic, non-affiliated figures: toy cars? Dinosaur toys??? those kind of things, just props that may be of use.
Re: September 2007 PhotoContest Information (309289)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on August 27th, 2007 @ 4:14pm CDT
Neko wrote:
Lapse Of Reason wrote:Since you allow generic, non-affiliated LEGOs you should also allow a few other generic, non-affiliated action figures.


...Like what? :???:


Hot Wheels cars, generic army men, etc...
Re: September 2007 PhotoContest Information (309291)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on August 27th, 2007 @ 4:15pm CDT
These are always fun!
Re: September 2007 PhotoContest Information (309549)
Posted by i_amtrunks on August 27th, 2007 @ 6:24pm CDT
Hope the theme will motivate me enough to stop being lazy and enter!
Re: September 2007 PhotoContest Information (309667)
Posted by 1337W422102 on August 27th, 2007 @ 7:03pm CDT
Look, before this becomes the "Lego, Knex GI Joe and Lincoln Logs Photocontest featuring the Transformers," let's just simply NOT allow non-TF objects/characters/toys in the pictures (except for stability issues, but points will be lost if they are visible), just like it used to be way back when.

I don't want to offend anyone or tell anyone how to do their job, but honestly if we keep bending or tweaking (or whatever colourful word you wish to use :P ) the rules, it's just going to snowball and result in lots of confusion, angry participants, and annoyed judges.

Let's keep our TF Photocontest about the Transformers, yes?
Re: September 2007 PhotoContest Information (309673)
Posted by Neko on August 27th, 2007 @ 7:05pm CDT
Lapse Of Reason wrote:
Neko wrote:
Lapse Of Reason wrote:Since you allow generic, non-affiliated LEGOs you should also allow a few other generic, non-affiliated action figures.


...Like what? :???:


Hot Wheels cars, generic army men, etc...


Unless the theme requires such things, no. The announcement will say whether or not you are allowed things like that.


This month's PhotoContest schedual (the dates you need to be aware of) will be posted on Monday as well.
Re: September 2007 PhotoContest Information (309688)
Posted by Neko on August 27th, 2007 @ 7:11pm CDT
1337W422102 wrote:Look, before this becomes the "Lego, Knex GI Joe and Lincoln Logs Photocontest featuring the Transformers," let's just simply NOT allow non-TF objects/characters/toys in the pictures (except for stability issues, but points will be lost if they are visible), just like it used to be way back when.

I don't want to offend anyone or tell anyone how to do their job, but honestly if we keep bending or tweaking (or whatever colourful word you wish to use :P ) the rules, it's just going to snowball and result in lots of confusion, angry participants, and annoyed judges.

Let's keep our TF Photocontest about the Transformers, yes?



Exactly.


If you have a question about what is allowed, PM. But please wait until you know this month's theme before assuming you need HotWheels or generic army men to pull off the photo.

The center of these photos are the Transformers.

Plus, I don't think I have the ability to write out a set of rules saying EVERYTHING you can and cannot do; my brain ould explode.

This is Art (yes it is).

Express yourself! Rules are important but they aren't the only thing. Boundraies are ment to be pushed, not traced along.
Re: September 2007 PhotoContest Information (309727)
Posted by 1337W422102 on August 27th, 2007 @ 7:24pm CDT
Neko wrote:If you have a question about what is allowed, PM. But please wait until you know this month's theme before assuming you need HotWheels or generic army men to pull off the photo.

That's not exactly what I'm getting at. I'm just saying that by allowing one form of non-Transformers toy, why not allow another, or even more?

And plus, the Lego Minifigure is possibly one of the most identifiable toys on the planet; I hardly think they are generic looking!

And the plural of Lego is Lego. Lego NEVER takes an 's'. The term 'Lego' is like the term 'rice.' You can have a bowl of rice and you can have a bucket of Lego, you can have a grain of rice, you can have a Lego brick. But you can't have some rices nor some Legos.

The center of these photos are the Transformers.

Groovy. Let's just try to keep it that way, that's all I'm saying.

Plus, I don't think I have the ability to write out a set of rules saying EVERYTHING you can and cannot do; my brain ould explode.

No one expects you to.

This is Art (yes it is).

Express yourself! Rules are important but they aren't the only thing. Boundraies are ment to be pushed, not traced along.

Granted, but the said boundaries should be firmly stated and make sense. Allowing something as iconic as Lego on the grounds that it looks 'generic' doesn't really make much sense... unless if the theme involves the Transformers building something! :P
Re: September 2007 PhotoContest Information (309806)
Posted by Neko on August 27th, 2007 @ 7:58pm CDT
Yeah, but it makes the masses...somewhat content. At least I hope so. Because it's be a bit of a pain for me and you guys to have to change the rules every contest.

You have a point of Lego (no 's') being very identifiable, but in the terms in which they would be used, I think they are very generic. They may be identifiable as Lego people but not as a characters themselves.

So we don't have mixed myhtologies. Like if we had a He-man figure being ran over by Optimus; it translate as just that; He-man getting run over by Optimus and not some random guy getting run over as it was intended to be. With a Lego man, you can tell that its meant to be genericly representing a random guy. That's what the whole Lego deal is about.



And by allowing the general Lego blocks to be used, it gives people another medium for backgrounds and such.
Re: September 2007 PhotoContest Information (309890)
Posted by Justicity on August 27th, 2007 @ 8:37pm CDT
Neko wrote:And by allowing the general Lego blocks to be used, it gives people another medium for backgrounds and such.

For those who can't draw for shite & can't just print off a load of backgrounds every time they want to enter this contest.

I'm lucky, I can draw :P
Re: September 2007 PhotoContest Information (309913)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on August 27th, 2007 @ 8:52pm CDT
So if I wanted to have a tree in the background, am I right in saying I could not use a plastic tree from some craft store, but I could use a LEGO tree or one I drew and cut out?

I'm just looking for clarification here.

If no other figures are allowed, I say no LEGO minifigs either.
Re: September 2007 PhotoContest Information (310036)
Posted by Sonic Wing on August 27th, 2007 @ 9:59pm CDT
Lapse Of Reason wrote:
Neko wrote:
Lapse Of Reason wrote:Since you allow generic, non-affiliated LEGOs you should also allow a few other generic, non-affiliated action figures.


...Like what? :???:


Hot Wheels cars, generic army men, etc...


what about lego alphateam cars...they are almost at the same scale...
Re: September 2007 PhotoContest Information (310069)
Posted by Brazilian on August 27th, 2007 @ 10:17pm CDT
Can I use car models? its hard to make a transit scene to suppose that the transformer character is among ordinary cars if I only use transformers cars in the pic.
Re: September 2007 PhotoContest Information (310562)
Posted by Neko on August 28th, 2007 @ 6:02am CDT
Lapse Of Reason wrote:So if I wanted to have a tree in the background, am I right in saying I could not use a plastic tree from some craft store, but I could use a LEGO tree or one I drew and cut out?

I'm just looking for clarification here.

If no other figures are allowed, I say no LEGO minifigs either.


You are.

Again, the rule only pertains to humanoid figures meant to represent people and such.



As for the Car models, I'm going to have to say no.

The rule that seems to causeing the confusion:

It's meant to clearify the 'Only Transformer toys' with the exception of Lego Blocks which I added so people could have some sort of humanoid figure allowed throughout the contests in case their idea for a photo needed a human represented in the picture and Lego people are nearly to scale with most Transformer toys (almost).



I don't know how to explain it any further. A plastic tree from a craft store doesn't qualify as a 'toy' and yes you can use them. Things from craft stores and such are all legal. Things like that are OK. It's other toys, like GI-Joe, Starwars, Barbie and stuff like that is what the rule refers to.

I hope that clearifies some of it for you.
Re: September 2007 PhotoContest Information (310688)
Posted by shockticus on August 28th, 2007 @ 8:08am CDT
Neko wrote:
Lapse Of Reason wrote:So if I wanted to have a tree in the background, am I right in saying I could not use a plastic tree from some craft store, but I could use a LEGO tree or one I drew and cut out?

I'm just looking for clarification here.

If no other figures are allowed, I say no LEGO minifigs either.


You are.

Again, the rule only pertains to humanoid figures meant to represent people and such.



As for the Car models, I'm going to have to say no.

The rule that seems to causeing the confusion:

It's meant to clearify the 'Only Transformer toys' with the exception of Lego Blocks which I added so people could have some sort of humanoid figure allowed throughout the contests in case their idea for a photo needed a human represented in the picture and Lego people are nearly to scale with most Transformer toys (almost).



I don't know how to explain it any further. A plastic tree from a craft store doesn't qualify as a 'toy' and yes you can use them. Things from craft stores and such are all legal. Things like that are OK. It's other toys, like GI-Joe, Starwars, Barbie and stuff like that is what the rule refers to.

I hope that clearifies some of it for you.

What if we have, say, Soundwave eating a giant sammich...can we make it a REAL sammich?
Re: September 2007 PhotoContest Information (311035)
Posted by Neko on August 28th, 2007 @ 12:31pm CDT
shockticus wrote:
Neko wrote:
Lapse Of Reason wrote:So if I wanted to have a tree in the background, am I right in saying I could not use a plastic tree from some craft store, but I could use a LEGO tree or one I drew and cut out?

I'm just looking for clarification here.

If no other figures are allowed, I say no LEGO minifigs either.


You are.

Again, the rule only pertains to humanoid figures meant to represent people and such.



As for the Car models, I'm going to have to say no.

The rule that seems to causeing the confusion:

It's meant to clearify the 'Only Transformer toys' with the exception of Lego Blocks which I added so people could have some sort of humanoid figure allowed throughout the contests in case their idea for a photo needed a human represented in the picture and Lego people are nearly to scale with most Transformer toys (almost).



I don't know how to explain it any further. A plastic tree from a craft store doesn't qualify as a 'toy' and yes you can use them. Things from craft stores and such are all legal. Things like that are OK. It's other toys, like GI-Joe, Starwars, Barbie and stuff like that is what the rule refers to.

I hope that clearifies some of it for you.

What if we have, say, Soundwave eating a giant sammich...can we make it a REAL sammich?


...OK now you're just being redundant... :P


*Sigh*

Yes.
Re: September 2007 PhotoContest Information (312491)
Posted by Anonymous on August 29th, 2007 @ 9:53am CDT
I don't think anything besides transformers or transformers related things should be allowed. It is unfair to those of us who only collect TF stuff.
Re: September 2007 PhotoContest Information (313736)
Posted by Neko on August 30th, 2007 @ 12:58pm CDT
Test.

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